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  • March 7, 2020
    Omar F
    Campitello, Italy
    THE BEST TRAVEL CHINA GUIDE
    I've just wanted to express my thanking for this agency notwithstanding I didn't used their services, actually I wanted to do it, in fact I booked a wonderful journey in China for next August.
    As all we know, in these days, the situation is a little complicated, I mean about this virus that it's spreading around the world. So last year in October I booked everything with this agency (train and some excursion) all paid. Since also the situation we're living in Italy is becoming critical, today I don't feel anymore sure to do this travel and I wrote them a messege because I wished to cancel my booking.
    In two days I received the refund of all I booked. This agency has proven to be the best I have ever used, higly professional, fast comunication by email and great love for their customers.
    I wanted to reccomend this agency because they deserve it, it's not easy to find out someone else as them.
    I hope everything will be better soon and I'll promise you that this is not a goodbye but a More
    I've just wanted to express my thanking for this agency notwithstanding I didn't used their services, actually I wanted to do it, in fact I booked a wonderful journey in China for next August.
    As all we know, in these days, the situation is a little complicated, I mean about this virus that it's spreading around the world. So last year in October I booked everything with this agency (train and some excursion) all paid. Since also the situation we're living in Italy is becoming critical, today I don't feel anymore sure to do this travel and I wrote them a messege because I wished to cancel my booking.
    In two days I received the refund of all I booked. This agency has proven to be the best I have ever used, higly professional, fast comunication by email and great love for their customers.
    I wanted to reccomend this agency because they deserve it, it's not easy to find out someone else as them.
    I hope everything will be better soon and I'll promise you that this is not a goodbye but a "see you soon " because that country has a plenty of mervellous place to visit and a very kind people to know.
    Thank you so much again.
    Never give up. Less
  • January 24, 2020
    stumpy1965
    12 Day Private Tour - Beijing-Pingyao-Xi’an-Harbin-Shanghai
    We have just completed a 12 day private tour booked through Emily at Travel China Guide.
    From the very start Emily was always very responsive to my endless questions and changes so that we could get the experience that we wanted to have. Thanks Emily for your professional service!
    Our tour started with 2 days in Beijing where we visited the Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, Hutongs and the Great Wall at Mutianyu - with a beautiful sprinkling of snow. Yes it was cold but nothing a few layers of clothes didn’t fix and there were no crowds. Almost had the place to ourselves - it was fantastic to finally visit.
    We then traveled by high speed train, after our guide assisted us through the checking in process, onto Pingyao. What a beautiful place! It was like stepping back in history. We stayed at a gorgeous hotel - the Yide Hotel, we had a courtyard to ourselves. Everyone was so lovely.
    We thoroughly enjoyed our time in this pretty place.
    Next we traveled to Xi’an and had the More
    We have just completed a 12 day private tour booked through Emily at Travel China Guide.
    From the very start Emily was always very responsive to my endless questions and changes so that we could get the experience that we wanted to have. Thanks Emily for your professional service!
    Our tour started with 2 days in Beijing where we visited the Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, Hutongs and the Great Wall at Mutianyu - with a beautiful sprinkling of snow. Yes it was cold but nothing a few layers of clothes didn’t fix and there were no crowds. Almost had the place to ourselves - it was fantastic to finally visit.
    We then traveled by high speed train, after our guide assisted us through the checking in process, onto Pingyao. What a beautiful place! It was like stepping back in history. We stayed at a gorgeous hotel - the Yide Hotel, we had a courtyard to ourselves. Everyone was so lovely.
    We thoroughly enjoyed our time in this pretty place.
    Next we traveled to Xi’an and had the pleasure of visiting the Terra-cotta Warriors, City Wall and the Big Wild Goose pagoda. Another city full of ancient history and wonders.
    Following Xi’an we flew to Harbin and visited the exquisite Ice and Snow festival, Sun Island Snow sculptors, the Zhaolin Ice Lanterns as well as the amusement park on the Songhua river - a lot of laughs were had! We have waited a long time for an opportunity to visit the Ice and Snow festival and was in total awe of it! Could’ve spent longer here to fully take it all in.
    We then finished our tour with a day in Shanghai.
    Overall we had a wonderful time with very professional and helpful guides. They all ensured our every needs were met, checked us into our hotels, transport and other activities we wanted to go to.
    We will definitely be recommending Travel China Guide and visiting China in Winter! Thanks for a wonderful itinerary and experience! Less
  • January 16, 2020
    548juliant
    Private tour for 2 days with a wonderful guide and driver
    I traveled to Beijing for the first time with my 2 teenage children and organised this tour through Travel China Guide Tours. From the initial contact Vera was most helpful in putting together a tailored itinerary for a 2 day tour. She was prompt, clear and helpful. Our pick up from our hotel was seamless, and we were introduced to our Tour Guide Kitty Kang, and our very calm driver (needed for Beijing traffic). My children and i could not speak more highly of this tour and our guide and driver. Kitty was just amazing, going our of her way to make us welcome, giving us choices and authentic experiences, and putting herself out to assist us without being asked. My daughter commented after we had said our farewells that she felt that she had "met a new friend" instead of a tour guide. what more could you ask for! thank you Vera, Travel China Guide Tours and a huge should out to Kitty from Australia.
  • November 29, 2019
    Patrick L
    TravelChinaGuide provided the best tour experience we have ever had
    Everything about our tour was fantastic. From the moment we made our first inquiry throughout more than a dozen email message and phone calls, our TravelChinaGuide.com travel consultant, Abbey Cheng was delightful! Abbey was most helpful in answering all of our questions before the tour and even a few after the tour began. I can’t say enough about the excellent customer service Abbey provided before and during our tour. All of our TravelChinaGuide tour guides were outstanding. Ocean got us off to a great start in Shanghai, extending our tour day to help us understand exactly what the luggage limitations for our specific flight from Shanghai to Xian. Susan in Xian was so thoughtful, at one point it looked as though we would not have time for a meal Susan went out of her way to find snacks for us at her own expense! In Beijing Maggie was so accommodating! After adjusting our start date to allow my wife time to rest, we had a wonderful tour of the great wall. And then when my wife became More
    Everything about our tour was fantastic. From the moment we made our first inquiry throughout more than a dozen email message and phone calls, our TravelChinaGuide.com travel consultant, Abbey Cheng was delightful! Abbey was most helpful in answering all of our questions before the tour and even a few after the tour began. I can’t say enough about the excellent customer service Abbey provided before and during our tour. All of our TravelChinaGuide tour guides were outstanding. Ocean got us off to a great start in Shanghai, extending our tour day to help us understand exactly what the luggage limitations for our specific flight from Shanghai to Xian. Susan in Xian was so thoughtful, at one point it looked as though we would not have time for a meal Susan went out of her way to find snacks for us at her own expense! In Beijing Maggie was so accommodating! After adjusting our start date to allow my wife time to rest, we had a wonderful tour of the great wall. And then when my wife became very ill, Maggie changed our entire tour plan around to escort us to and around the International Hospital in Beijing. She even stayed with us and helped my wife through preliminary tests and x-rays as she had become very weak. Later Maggie would run out for food while my wife and I remained at the hospital. She even arranged for a taxi with her personal account when we had to make a second trip to the hospital the following day. We are so grateful for all Maggie did when our plans had to be adjusted. Less
  • November 9, 2019
    Kirsty W
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom
    Fantastic-all in one day!
    Our guide Tracy was very knowledgeable and friendly. She led the group very well. She took pride in her work. The minibus driver was very good. We did so much in one day it was brilliant. We did: Terracotta Army for couple of hours, we had a Chinese lunch which was in a traditional restaurant and was big portions! So filling, I couldn't finish what I ordered. You pay separately for what you have, which is a nice touch. It's no problem at all. Toilets were available continuously throughout the day, several times at EVERY stop, so no need to worry about this. (When in China, carry tissues and hand sanitizer just in case!). We then went to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, then the Xi'an City Wall and Drum Tower - you get half an hour to walk part of this (this is enough time). Then you go to the city centre - you can choose to get off here and make your own way back or you can choose to be driven back to your hotel, totally up to you. I choose to get off (as did all but one of the group) as More
    Our guide Tracy was very knowledgeable and friendly. She led the group very well. She took pride in her work. The minibus driver was very good. We did so much in one day it was brilliant. We did: Terracotta Army for couple of hours, we had a Chinese lunch which was in a traditional restaurant and was big portions! So filling, I couldn't finish what I ordered. You pay separately for what you have, which is a nice touch. It's no problem at all. Toilets were available continuously throughout the day, several times at EVERY stop, so no need to worry about this. (When in China, carry tissues and hand sanitizer just in case!). We then went to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, then the Xi'an City Wall and Drum Tower - you get half an hour to walk part of this (this is enough time). Then you go to the city centre - you can choose to get off here and make your own way back or you can choose to be driven back to your hotel, totally up to you. I choose to get off (as did all but one of the group) as you are dropped off right by the Muslim Quarter. The market (bazaar) here is a must to visit I have to say. There is so much street food to try and all very cheap. I then got the Metro (for 2 yuan!! ) to the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda as Tracy reccommended and this was very pretty and there is the biggest and longest pedestrian street I've ever walked (I didn't walk of all of it as it's so long!!! ) but here it is all lit up with Chinese lanterns and the trees are so beautiful. I'm definitely grateful to Tracy for encouraging me to do this. She was most helpful to type in my phone the name of the metros I had to take to get there. I then went one further and crammed in seeing the Tang Paradise, which was within walking distance from this pedestrian street (you will know when you're on it). A very beautiful area indeed. Thank you Tracy and China Travel Guide - you were all fantastic, just as all your Trip Advisor reviews say you are. I am delighted I booked with you. I reccommend without any hesitation! Do it!! Less
  • November 7, 2019
    Ox L
    Oxford, United Kingdom
    Excellent 16 day private tour
    Travel China Guide (TCG) arranged a private 16 day tour for us visiting Shanghai - Beijing and the Great Wall - Pingyao - Xian - Chengdu - Guilin and Yangshuo. I have no hesitation in recommending them. They were good value when compared with other Chinese tour operators and much better value than well known UK companies who also priced our itinerary.

    Kelly Wang was our excellent travel consultant who I dealt with by email over a 2-3 month period in autumn 2018 to develop the itinerary that we wanted. Our tour was completed in October 2019. We had a fairly detailed draft itinerary but Kelly helped us refine it and booked all the internal high speed rail travel, hotels, activities and of course arranged for the guides and drivers who escorted us. Kelly even came to our rescue when we had an incident at one of our hotels and decided to move on early. She efficiently re-arranged travel to our next location and negotiated with the hotel. We booked our flights to China and extensions to More
    Travel China Guide (TCG) arranged a private 16 day tour for us visiting Shanghai - Beijing and the Great Wall - Pingyao - Xian - Chengdu - Guilin and Yangshuo. I have no hesitation in recommending them. They were good value when compared with other Chinese tour operators and much better value than well known UK companies who also priced our itinerary.

    Kelly Wang was our excellent travel consultant who I dealt with by email over a 2-3 month period in autumn 2018 to develop the itinerary that we wanted. Our tour was completed in October 2019. We had a fairly detailed draft itinerary but Kelly helped us refine it and booked all the internal high speed rail travel, hotels, activities and of course arranged for the guides and drivers who escorted us. Kelly even came to our rescue when we had an incident at one of our hotels and decided to move on early. She efficiently re-arranged travel to our next location and negotiated with the hotel. We booked our flights to China and extensions to the tour that took us to Hong Kong and Singapore.

    The arrangements all worked well. The guides were all waiting for us at the airport or train stations and made sure we got on the right trains as moved around the country. They were all friendly and helpful. Several arranged extra activities that we only found out about when we arrived. Most spoke and understood English well. They were knowledgeable although a couple were relatively young and inexperienced. All the cars we hand their drivers were good apart from one car that was a bit scruffy. All the drivers were courteous and also went out of their way on occasions to take us to places not on our original itinerary.

    The highlights of our tour were Beijing and the Great Wall, Xian and the Terracotta Army and Chengdu and the Panda Research Station. If I was planning the trip again I would skip Pingyao - ancient walled city but very touristy - and the Li River cruise - pretty if the weather is good but another tourist magnet.

    My other advice would be watch out for battery operated scooters in the cities, they are everywhere and you don't hear them coming! Do travel by the world class high speed trains and do it in first - it's not much extra and is much more comfortable as the trains are busy. Use at least 4* hotels and think carefully about any that are described as boutique, historic or character hotels. They may be different but not alway in the best way.

    The TCG website has a wealth of information that's really useful for research.

    Finally, do go and visit China. You'll not be disappointed First world, third world, rich history and culture, stunning scenery, beautiful buildings, thousands of ugly modern apartment blocks, traditional skills and cutting edge technology. It's got it all. Less
  • October 24, 2019
    hem-house
    A day well spent thanks to our accommodating tour guide, Lola
    I booked this trip directly through the Travel China Guide website just the day before I wanted to go. My 60s+ parents and I (20s) had one full day in Xi'an and we wanted to make the best of it - and I would say this tour really did the job well. We were a small group of about 8 people leaving plenty of space in our van (important for napping after the drive back into the city!).

    I think it was nicely paced giving an appropriate enough time in each stop. Lola was our tour guide and her English was clear, albeit a little bit soft at times (loud enough for me but less some of the elderly on the trip). Otherwise, she was the perfect guide for such a day. She was patient when some of us wandered around to take pictures, she never rushed us, and she was very knowledgable about each site. Most importantly, she was accommodating!

    I'm embarrassed to say that my mom got separated almost immediately upon entry to the terra-cotta museum (watch out - it's SO CROWDED). I have a Chinese sim card More
    I booked this trip directly through the Travel China Guide website just the day before I wanted to go. My 60s+ parents and I (20s) had one full day in Xi'an and we wanted to make the best of it - and I would say this tour really did the job well. We were a small group of about 8 people leaving plenty of space in our van (important for napping after the drive back into the city!).

    I think it was nicely paced giving an appropriate enough time in each stop. Lola was our tour guide and her English was clear, albeit a little bit soft at times (loud enough for me but less some of the elderly on the trip). Otherwise, she was the perfect guide for such a day. She was patient when some of us wandered around to take pictures, she never rushed us, and she was very knowledgable about each site. Most importantly, she was accommodating!

    I'm embarrassed to say that my mom got separated almost immediately upon entry to the terra-cotta museum (watch out - it's SO CROWDED). I have a Chinese sim card so while I went off to find my mom Lola kept me updated about the group's location on WeChat (Chinese messenger app). In the end, it was Lola who called me to say she found my mom. Since I missed most of the terra-cotta tour, Lola let me walk around on my own to see everything more slowly while the rest had lunch.

    While I really want to take one star off for the stop with the "farmer" who found the terra-cotta warriors (any prior Google search will inform you that this is not exactly true).. I can't bring myself to do that due to me being so impressed with Lola. The tour's itinerary describes the tour finishing at the Muslim market. By the end of the day, my dad was tired but my mom and I were still eager to explore. Lola accommodated us even further by allowing us to split. She arranged the bus driver to drop my mom and I off at the market with 2 other members of the group before my dad was dropped at the hotel. Tip - the market was definitely worth an additional 2-3 hour walk around to the see the famous Bell Tower, souvenir shopping, and street food tasting! Lola did me one last favor later that night when I asked her to check on one of the group members who accompanied me to the Muslim market. I had called a Didi (Chinese Uber) for him to his hotel, but I still wanted to check if he returned ok. Lola called his hotel on my request and followed up with me to assure me all was well. Honestly, that's what I call amazing customer service. She just went above and beyond.

    Overall, I'd recommend this tour for anyone on a quick trip to Xi'an. It's informative and interesting and hits all the must go to places for a very reasonable price. Less
  • September 30, 2019
    travelerrose48
    California
    17 Days Private Tour-Xi’an, Chengdu, Chongging, Yangtze River Cruise, Yichang, Zhangjiajie, Changsha, Guilin, Hangzhou
    It was a very wise and rewarding decision when I chose Travel China Guide over 2 other companies to assist me in planning our epic tour in China. First, I was a returning customer; Second, they offer us the best itinerary; Third, price was exceptionally good to resist which included discounts for returning client plus EBD.

    Lexi, our travel consultant was with me along the way, separated by miles seemed no problem in putting together the tour everyone in my group immensely enjoyed with endless wonder and awe the China we never know and have no idea what she had in the waiting for us all to experience.

    All the hotels booked were 4-5 stars, breakfasts were excellently tailored to both western and Asian, the places we visited were a dream and unbelievable if only we were not there to see them.

    Lexi was very patient with my multiple inquiries, very professional with her prompt reply, put me at ease that I can trust her across the miles. My group was endless in thanking me coordinate More
    It was a very wise and rewarding decision when I chose Travel China Guide over 2 other companies to assist me in planning our epic tour in China. First, I was a returning customer; Second, they offer us the best itinerary; Third, price was exceptionally good to resist which included discounts for returning client plus EBD.

    Lexi, our travel consultant was with me along the way, separated by miles seemed no problem in putting together the tour everyone in my group immensely enjoyed with endless wonder and awe the China we never know and have no idea what she had in the waiting for us all to experience.

    All the hotels booked were 4-5 stars, breakfasts were excellently tailored to both western and Asian, the places we visited were a dream and unbelievable if only we were not there to see them.

    Lexi was very patient with my multiple inquiries, very professional with her prompt reply, put me at ease that I can trust her across the miles. My group was endless in thanking me coordinate a seamless, fully loaded fun vacation but I can say Lexi deserves the lion share of the work. I’m confident she has captured 100% the admiration of my group that they will be returning as clients for future travel to other parts of China. Less
  • September 24, 2019
    smallgrouptour
    Small Group to Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Shanghai
    Travel China Guide provided a superb service that could not have been better, at a reasonable price. We would book another tour with them again or recommend them to any of our friends, enthusiastically and without hesitation.

    We started planning our trip about a year ahead, which allowed us to book our travel at favorable rates, qualify for trusted traveler programs, apply for visas, and learn as much as we could about the places we would visit without time pressure.

    Our group consisted of 11 people, all English-speaking, and highly compatible. All hotels provided superb service and all the restaurants chosen were equally excellent.

    There was a tour guide at each stop in our tour, and the handoffs from one to the other were managed seamlessly. All tour guides were likable, friendly, and pleasant, but, at the same time, thoroughly professional and knowledgeable about their part of the tour. There was a spread in age and physical fitness in our group, and every tour guide made More
    Travel China Guide provided a superb service that could not have been better, at a reasonable price. We would book another tour with them again or recommend them to any of our friends, enthusiastically and without hesitation.

    We started planning our trip about a year ahead, which allowed us to book our travel at favorable rates, qualify for trusted traveler programs, apply for visas, and learn as much as we could about the places we would visit without time pressure.

    Our group consisted of 11 people, all English-speaking, and highly compatible. All hotels provided superb service and all the restaurants chosen were equally excellent.

    There was a tour guide at each stop in our tour, and the handoffs from one to the other were managed seamlessly. All tour guides were likable, friendly, and pleasant, but, at the same time, thoroughly professional and knowledgeable about their part of the tour. There was a spread in age and physical fitness in our group, and every tour guide made patiently sure that everyone was safe and comfortable enjoying each of our excursions.

    We particularly appreciate the friendly care provided by Maggie in Beijing. She spent hours helping us track an iPad that we had thought lost, making calls and assisting the hotel efforts, which were ultimately successful.

    We had been concerned about drinking water, but the tour operator and the hotel provided abundant bottled water each day. We used this for brushing teeth, and avoided salads or fruit that could not be peeled, and experienced no stomach problems during or after our tour.

    Foreign (or even local) credit cards turned out not to be as widely accepted as we hoped, but it turned out that ATMs were widely available, offered a fair exchange rate, and did not seem to charge a bank fee. It is worth shopping for a US ATM or debit card, because US fees vary.

    Food was uniformly excellent. In Beijing, we found the Baoyuan Dumplings restaurants (cash only) to be extraordinary. It was a short walk from our hotel but close to heaven.

    As tourists, we obviously only saw the best of China, but the best of China is hugely impressive. They have clearly invested the wealth generated by foreign investment and trade wisely, and generated massive infrastructure. Everywhere we looked was gleaming new and spotlessly clean or lovingly restored (and spotlessly clean).

    Most exciting of many exciting experiences: take the maglev train in Shanghai to the airport, going at 300 km/hr on our trip (but reputed to be able to go up to 450 km/hr). Less
  • September 13, 2019
    ssbnj313
    China; Beijing to Shanghai with Linda, Lily and Kevin with Travel China Guide company
    Travel China Guide gave us a most excellent experience on our first trip to China in May 2019.

    The experience was remarkable and more than we had hoped for.

    The sites and activities were outstanding.

    We saw the usual renowned historic places plus some more personal experiences like a home cooked meal in a private home.

    All of our guides; Linda, Lily, and Kevin were EXCELLENT and very personable. They were open, funny and we felt like we developed friendships along the way. Their English was excellent too.

    This tour changed our image of China and her people for the better.

    We hope they can someday get visas to visit us.

    (And we certainly hope our political leaders will improve relationships.)
    Hotels and food were consistently first class.

    Lots of walking which we enjoy, and our guide even arranged for foot massages!

    Minimal downsides: too much traffic, too many people in the cities,
    some days pollution and air quality not optimal.

    As American cities More
    Travel China Guide gave us a most excellent experience on our first trip to China in May 2019.

    The experience was remarkable and more than we had hoped for.

    The sites and activities were outstanding.

    We saw the usual renowned historic places plus some more personal experiences like a home cooked meal in a private home.

    All of our guides; Linda, Lily, and Kevin were EXCELLENT and very personable. They were open, funny and we felt like we developed friendships along the way. Their English was excellent too.

    This tour changed our image of China and her people for the better.

    We hope they can someday get visas to visit us.

    (And we certainly hope our political leaders will improve relationships.)
    Hotels and food were consistently first class.

    Lots of walking which we enjoy, and our guide even arranged for foot massages!

    Minimal downsides: too much traffic, too many people in the cities,
    some days pollution and air quality not optimal.

    As American cities are working to become more "bicycle friendly",
    China's cities are clogged with too many BIG cars.

    China, you need to go back to bicycles please.

    Thanks again and again for a wonderful time! Less
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  • Sep 20, 2019
    Tom Glaister
    1 review
    Magnificent China tour
    My grandson was studying for a semester at Seoul National university and suggested that we tour for sometime before returning to Canada. I came across Xi'an Marco polo International Travel service Co. Ltd. when exploring the website of CVAC (China Visa application center) in Toronto. As neither of us had travelled in the "Far East" before, had little knowledge of China, and did not speak Mandarin, we thought it sensible to have tour guides from a company familiar with the country I am glad we did! Our itinerary was carefully planned, and went fully according to plan. Our tour coordinator, Vera Yu, assisted us with the itinerary, paperwork and documentation for arrival in Beijing, and even arranged to meet us in Xi'an.
    The tour was magnificent,although strenuous for me as a senior,and covered many of the sites and cities we had heard of over the years. Hotels were beyond our expectations, and cheap, from what we experienced in North America. Hotel meals were generally excellent but we More
    My grandson was studying for a semester at Seoul National university and suggested that we tour for sometime before returning to Canada. I came across Xi'an Marco polo International Travel service Co. Ltd. when exploring the website of CVAC (China Visa application center) in Toronto. As neither of us had travelled in the "Far East" before, had little knowledge of China, and did not speak Mandarin, we thought it sensible to have tour guides from a company familiar with the country I am glad we did! Our itinerary was carefully planned, and went fully according to plan. Our tour coordinator, Vera Yu, assisted us with the itinerary, paperwork and documentation for arrival in Beijing, and even arranged to meet us in Xi'an.
    The tour was magnificent,although strenuous for me as a senior,and covered many of the sites and cities we had heard of over the years. Hotels were beyond our expectations, and cheap, from what we experienced in North America. Hotel meals were generally excellent but we preferred to eat in local cafes; this was much cheaper and not at all difficult as most cafes had pictures of their menus posted outside, and staff were always helpful. In fact we were sometimes overwhelmed with how friendly and helpful Chinese people are.
    On the Yangste cruise, where we were the only Westerners, several crew members spoke some English, and the public announcements were often repeated in English or the benefit of non-Mandarin speakers.This cruise was spectacular giving much insight into daily life in China, and culminating in the magnificent 3-Gorges Dam.
    In Shanghai we went on our own with a bus tour of the city, a river cruise, and walking.I must add that I felt safer walking a night in Shanghai than I have felt in many North American cities. The Shanghai Bund (river walk), night lights on the Huangou river, and the Shanghai tower should be on everyone's bucket list.

    I just wish we had more time available! Less
  • Aug 29, 2019
    Salvatore Costa
    3 reviews
    A very professional, reliable, travel agency
    By now, I have used TravelChinaGuide services (both tours and train ticket purchase) a few times in the last 2 years, and each time their service has been absolutely outstanding and impeccable.
    They have always met or exceeded the quality promised via their website.

    The interaction with them is remarkably smooth: procedures, terms and conditions of their tours and other services are clear. Information on their website is comprehensive, clear and easy to navigate. Communication with their agents is pleasant and they are very polite, kind and helpful.
    Response by their agents was very prompt in all cases.

    For the tours (I have taken 4 so far, in Xi'an and in the Guilin area) they always provided perfect and timely organization: notification of all steps was given exactly when announced; the Guide always showed up at our hotel exactly at the time expected; the trips developed according to schedule and plan and a couple of contingent unforeseeable situations were handled and solved More
    By now, I have used TravelChinaGuide services (both tours and train ticket purchase) a few times in the last 2 years, and each time their service has been absolutely outstanding and impeccable.
    They have always met or exceeded the quality promised via their website.

    The interaction with them is remarkably smooth: procedures, terms and conditions of their tours and other services are clear. Information on their website is comprehensive, clear and easy to navigate. Communication with their agents is pleasant and they are very polite, kind and helpful.
    Response by their agents was very prompt in all cases.

    For the tours (I have taken 4 so far, in Xi'an and in the Guilin area) they always provided perfect and timely organization: notification of all steps was given exactly when announced; the Guide always showed up at our hotel exactly at the time expected; the trips developed according to schedule and plan and a couple of contingent unforeseeable situations were handled and solved promptly and satisfactorily by the Guide.

    All the Guides who led these tours were absolutely professional persons: knowledgeable, informative, helpful but also friendly, lovely, charming - and discrete.

    In one occasion (tour of the Longji Rice Fields) I had one of the best meals I have ever had - anywhere in the world - at a modest family restaurant in a remote village. I really appreciated the chance TravelChinaGuide gave me to sample authentic, not tourist-oriented or tourist-capturing, Chinese food.

    Some of the places I visited with TravelChinaGuide are remote and pristine places of stunning beauty and impressive cultural significance - and this is not merit of TravelChinaGuide, but their merit is to offer these small-group tours which allow us tourists to really take in the beauty of the places and savor and perceive people's culture without invading their territories with big, loud hordes of tourists.

    Their train booking and ticketing service, which I have also used a few times, both with delivery of the tickets at a Hotel and with pickup at a ticket window in a Railway Station, is impeccable as well. Less
  • Aug 21, 2019
    Ernest Edward Walker
    1 review
    Excellent
    We booked a two-day tour of Beijing which included the Forbidden City, Great Wall, Summer Palace as well as a few other amazing attractions around the city. Our tour guide and driver was very professional, and the tour guide's knowledge was excellent. I'd highly recommend Travel China Tours, it also makes a huge difference having a local tour guide. The tour was for my parents, my wife and myself.

    Just something to add, the tour guide went beyond the extra mile... my dad lost his cellphone the previous evening while in a taxi. She managed to phone the person that had the phone and helped arrange it's retrieval.
  • Aug 18, 2019
    Lisa Johnson
    1 review
    Loved the Tour
    I had never heard of Travel China Guide Tours. I found them through an online search. I was hesitant about using them, but I am glad I took that leap of faith!
    I was on the 11-day tour, which was very well run Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Shanghai. Candy, the first guide in Beijing met us at the airport. She was very warm and welcoming.
    We stayed in Sheraton Hotels on most of the trip. The breakfast buffets were outstanding. You could have a traditional Western breakfast, but you could also have Asian items. You could not eat all the choices (although I tried :).
    We hit the major must-sees at each location. There were different guides in each city. Candy, Carol, Wendy, and Ocean, were knowledgeable, gave a lot of insight on local customs and history, and helped you enjoy your time at each stop. Take advantage of the optional night tour in Shanghai. As an aside, don't be afraid to take the subway in Shanghai. The subway is clean, inexpensive, and everything is subtitled More
    I had never heard of Travel China Guide Tours. I found them through an online search. I was hesitant about using them, but I am glad I took that leap of faith!
    I was on the 11-day tour, which was very well run Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Shanghai. Candy, the first guide in Beijing met us at the airport. She was very warm and welcoming.
    We stayed in Sheraton Hotels on most of the trip. The breakfast buffets were outstanding. You could have a traditional Western breakfast, but you could also have Asian items. You could not eat all the choices (although I tried :).
    We hit the major must-sees at each location. There were different guides in each city. Candy, Carol, Wendy, and Ocean, were knowledgeable, gave a lot of insight on local customs and history, and helped you enjoy your time at each stop. Take advantage of the optional night tour in Shanghai. As an aside, don't be afraid to take the subway in Shanghai. The subway is clean, inexpensive, and everything is subtitled in English. Also the stops are announced in English (after the Mandarin announcement). I would take the subway to the airport using the magnetic levitation train--one of the few in the world.
    In each city the guides hosted a lunch and or dinner. The food was excellent--a wide assortment of Chinese specialties. However, the highlight was a home-cooked lunch in the apartment of a local Beijing resident.
    I recommend this company; I really enjoyed my trip and have memories for a lifetime. I think you will as well. Less
  • Aug 09, 2019
    Cathy O'Brien
    1 review
    Exceptionally Well Organised Tour
    We used Travel China Guide for a customised 15 day private tour of China for 4 people, and had the most amazing time.

    This company is exceptional - I was nervous about using a foreign travel company, but once I started corresponding with Emily, everything quickly fell into place - despite me sending about 20 emails over the course of 4-5 months to tweak different parts of our tours.
    Emily was so organised, the day tours and travel arrangements all worked without a hitch. They will also send you a letter to assist with your China visas. We used We Chat in China to communicate with the Guides, who were all brilliant.

    No hesitation in recommending this company. (Note they trade as Xi'an Marco Polo International Travel Service).
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